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LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Dec 31, 2009 at 8:38 pm

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The above website states that the stage size has been doubled.

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LouB commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 26, 2009 at 11:26 am

I attended the Stoogefest at the Palace. It was nice seeing these timeless comedies in a historic theatre.

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LouB commented about Strand Theatre on Nov 11, 2009 at 1:51 pm

The Jerry Lewis Cinema had pictures of the Strand in the lobby but it is now an OTB.

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LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Aug 17, 2009 at 8:34 am

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The above website deals with renovations at the theatre.

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LouB commented about Palace Theatre on Jul 20, 2009 at 2:13 pm

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Above is an article about the theatre’s marquee.

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LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Jun 26, 2009 at 10:36 am

http://www.buffalonews.com/gusto/story/715261.html

The above website has information about this summer’s Paul Newman film festival.

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LouB commented about LaSalle Theatre on Jun 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Here is an item from Boxoffice magazine in June 1962:

The Elmwood Theater, Elmwood and Utica, has reopened under the banner of the Leci Theater Corp. after having been closed since January. Lou Levitch, head of Leci Corp., says the house will show both Hollywood and foreign films and plans call for their scheduling 21 to 28 days after the pictures close their downtown presentations. Leci also operates the North Park on Hertel Avenue, the LaSalle in LaSalle and the Lackawanna in the town of the same name south of here.

This group opened the LaSalle after the Basils pulled out.

LouB
LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on May 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Check out the theatre’s website for this summer’s Paul Newman film festival.

www.rivieratheatre.org

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LouB commented about Four Seasons Cinema on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Actually,the theater is in the town of Niagara, which borders Niagara Falls.

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LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Apr 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm

http://www.buffalonews.com/185/story/644318.html

Above is a recent article about Sheas.

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LouB commented about Shea's Kensington Theater on Apr 15, 2009 at 8:43 am

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The website above shows the theatre in 1982.

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LouB commented about Cinema on Apr 14, 2009 at 6:07 pm

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The website above shows this theatre.

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LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Apr 14, 2009 at 5:57 pm

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The website above shows the theatre in 1968 when it was still being used as a first run movie house.

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LouB commented about Le Roy Theatre on Apr 14, 2009 at 5:39 pm

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The website above shows the theatre in 1985. The marquee and ticket booth are gone in this picture.

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LouB commented about Mancuso Theater on Apr 14, 2009 at 5:26 pm

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The website above shows the theatre when it was being used as a twin.

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LouB commented about Shea's Teck Theatre on Apr 14, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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There is a picture of the Teck at the above website taken in 1981.

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LouB commented about Niagara Falls Cinema on Apr 14, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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Above is a picture of this former theatre.

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LouB commented about Four Seasons Cinema on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I remember this theatre opening in the 70’s as a twin.

LouB
LouB commented about Grandview Drive-In on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm

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According to the website above demolition has begun on the Grandview.

LouB
LouB commented about Jerry Lewis Cinemas on Mar 6, 2009 at 10:04 am

The auditorium is being used by OTB. The lobby was once used by an optical company but may soon become a pizzeria.

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LouB commented about LaSalle Theatre on Mar 6, 2009 at 9:59 am

I drove down Niagara St. and the Capitol Theatre sign which the late John McNab posted is still there. There is also a realtors sign which states Historic Theatre For Sale. Mr.McNab was in the process of renovating this theatre and using it for concerts. That is the same plan for the Rapids on Main St. The target date for its reopening is April.

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LouB commented about Patio Theatre on Mar 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm

http://members.fortunecity.com/patioman1/

The above website has a nice interior view of the Patio.

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LouB commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 1, 2009 at 6:47 am

http://ah.bfn.org/h/movie/oral

Patsy,
The above site has some information on the Lafayette.

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LouB commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 31, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Patsy,
I don’t think the Erie County Library has a copy of John Basil’s book,but in the Special Collections Department of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library there is a manuscript by Ranjit Sandhu,who is an authority on Buffalo theatres. It is said to document every known theatre built before 1939 in the city of Buffalo. It cannot be used outside of the department.

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LouB commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 31, 2009 at 7:17 pm

John Basil,who is the author of “True Theatre History During the 20th Century”, has a phone number posted above(716-834-0348). In his book there are a number of pictures of the Lafayette.